Wednesday, September 05, 2012

she is painted in the traditional pose
an outline of cliche,

but within the silhouette
is a whare burning on the beach.

bound with threads of red
from a missionary's rosary,

beads of prayer to replace
korero of iwi,

the treasured stories of origin
evaporate like tea

from a broken porcelain tea service -
poor recompense for an acre of land


Blogger Chris Never said...

you always did have an amazing skill of taking an image and creating poetry from it, this is beautifully captured my friend

10:37 PM  
Blogger burning moon said...

thanks :)

3:26 PM  

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